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Education Health. 2004;17(1):73–84.
Authors:   
  • J.R. Boker 
  • J. Shapiro
  • E. H. Morrison
  • 2004
Date:   2004
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Shapiro J, Morrison EH, Boker JR. Teaching empathy to first year medical students: Evaluation of an elective literature and medicine. Education Health. 2004;17(1):73–84.

Shapiro J, Morrison E, Boker J: Teaching empathy to first year medical students: evaluation of an elective literature and medicine course. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2004, 17: 73-84. 10.1080/13576280310001656196.
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*  55. Shapiro J, Morrison E, Boker J. Teaching empathy to first year medical students: Evaluation of an elective literature and medicine course. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2004;17:73–84


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Abstract: 
  
Empathy is critical to the development of professionalism in medical students, and the humanities-particularly literature-have been touted as an effective tool for increasing student empathy. This quantitative/qualitative study was undertaken to assess whether reading and discussing poetry and prose related to patients and doctors could significantly increase medical student empathy and appreciation of the relevance of the humanities for their own professional development.

Topic Area:
 (In which field / sector / perspective was this study conducted?)

Definition:
(How was empathy defined?)


Benefits:
(Were any benefits of empathy mentioned?)


Methods:
 (What were the methods used to train empathy?)
  • reading and discussing poetry and prose
  •  eight-session humanities/ literature elective course
Target Group:  
(Who participated in this study / training?)
  • medical students

Measurements
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About the assessment: How was the change in empathy measured before/after the intervention/method?) 
  • Empathy Construct Rating Scale (ECRS) (LaMonica, 1981, 1996) 
  • Balanced Emotional Empathy Scale (BEES) (Mehrabian et al., 1988; Mehrabian, 1996) 
  • Self developed 9-item attitude-toward-the-humanities measure that used a 6-point rating scale"


Result:
(What was the result?)

Empathy and attitudes toward the humanities improved significantly after participation in the class when both groups of students were combined
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